Saturday, March 28, 2009

If I Stay

There's a lot of news about the novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman this week. It's the story of Mia, a senior in an Oregon high school who is an avid cellist bound for Juilliard. On a snow day, Mia and her family drive to visit friends, and suffer a brutal head-on collision. Mia is left in a coma, and yet is fully aware that her parents and younger brother have died. She watches events unfold around her from her bed in the Intensive-care unit, and is left with the decision: whether to die with her family, or live in a world without them.

Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) has signed on with Summit Entertainment for a movie version of If I Stay, according to Entertainment Weekly. Hardwicke is also in discussion with Columbia Pictures to develop and direct an adaptation of James Patterson's Maximum Ride series, according to the Hollywood Reporter (really?)

The Daily Beast also ran an article asking if this was the next Twilight. Are they really going to ask that about every YA title that they option, no matter how different they are? Sigh.

However, the book looks fabulous, and I'm eager to read it (and I got it this week in my mailbox!)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Not the next Twilight!

This sounds kinda good though ^_^